Intermediate to advanced |
5 Mar 2021
28 May 2021 |
24 Sep 2021
This dynamic and fast paced Wedding Photography Course teaches you the skills set to shoot weddings at a professional level, to capture the flavour, the mood and the magic of the wedding day. In our Paddington studio you will shoot the bride before leaving her house - the ring, flowers, the dress and studio style shots of her. Then its an elegant, timeless shoot of our wedding models at some of the very best Sydney locations around the Rocks including the Opera House, Observatory point and a lot more great locations.
The second day of the course is devoted to marketing techniques, bridal photography packages, pricing and photography editing skills using Adobe Lightroom. This is the ideal course to build your portfolio. The group will be limited to a maximum of 5 persons for a highly personalised training experience using models and set props to re-create real life wedding scenarios.
■ An essential course for aspiring wedding photographers
■ How to shoot weddings for fun or profit
■ Learn how to capture beautiful, romantic & fun images at every wedding
■ The course is taught by experienced wedding photographer Andrew Thomasson
■ The best gear, shooting techniques, portraiture styles, attention to detail
■ Wedding packages, add value & editing skills using Lightroom
■ To learn the exacting craft of wedding photography
■ The perfect photography course for any person to learn for fun and profit
■ learn about people skills, being able to work under pressure, to handle any scenario, any weather
■ To be versatile, flexible, adaptable, personable, engaging & well organised
■ Suitable for the full demographic spectrum of photographers - starting out, single, a married couple, an early retiree
■ You want a full wedding photography career or just a part time job
■ You have been asked to be the wedding photographer for friend or family and need some training ■ A full day of practical shooting sessions - not sitting in a classroom
■ Discovering some of the best Sydney wedding photography locations
■ Small groups, detailed notes for a highly personalised learning experience
■ Detailed notes and portfolio critique of your 20 best images shot
FIND OUT IF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IS FOR YOU
■ COURSE STYLE - this intensive 2 day course is structured to give the aspiring photographer a real life taste for the pressures you will encounter as a wedding photographer. We cover the essential of shooting a wedding and back it up with detailed course notes
See the FAQ section for further details on the information you will receive in your course notes:
There is also the option to bundle or package it with our world wide selling 'Online' Wedding Photography Course.
■ CAMERA GEAR - a quick guide to gear | full frame dslr cameras | cropped sensor dslr | prime & zoom lenses | quality compacts | mirrorless cameras | smartphones | drones | speedlite flash units | supplementary lighting | off camera lighting | tripods | filters | batteries, memory cards & backup | cleaning your gear | camera bags | accessories
■ CAMERA HANDLING - shooting modes | raw vs jpeg | metering modes | colour space | focusing modes | white balance | iso | picture style & control | exposure modes | adding light into shadows | using flash
■ LIGHTING - types | natural light | artificial light | white balance | time the light | silhouettes | twilight | night | venues at night | light trails
■ COMPOSITION - leading & converging lines | the rule of thirds | framing an image | reflections | look for unusual angles | odd & even numbers | colour | star bursts | motion | aspect ratio | focusing on detail | viewpoint | selective focus | vertical vs horizontal
■ PEOPLE - quick guide | candid | fashion & formal | single portrait | couples | groups | babies & children | families | pre wedding studio | portable studio | photo booth | frozen moments | interact with your subject | street | classic poses | unusual viewpoints | showing motion | humour & passion | framing | colour coordination | lens perspective & tilting | backgrounds | showing character | common mistakes
■ PREPARATION - overview | before the big day | suggested locations | time of year | time of day | weather conditions | location recce | etiquette | be adaptable | back up & storage | smartphone back up | workflow during the wedding | theft & insurance | your safety & well being | social media | blogging | pre wedding check list | shot check lists
■ DETAILS - it’s all in the detail | the ring | the dress | reflections | shoes | shooting churches & venues | food & drink - light, colour, selective focus, viewpoint | wedding cake & desserts | flowers | cars | carriages
■ WEDDING STYLES - formal | casual anywhere | casual beach | country | safari | themed | golf club | retro | photo journalistic | black & white
■ BACKUP, EDITING, SHOWCASING & UPLOAD - auto smartphone backup | home & office back up | basics of editing | editing in Lightroom | transferring files - hardware | uploading files - wireless | showcasing your images | social media | photo books & digital frames | traditional albums & print display
■ BUSINESS MODELS - shoot & burn | all inclusive - full service | part time | in person sales | sample wedding packages | wedding package pricing | added value products & services | a few marketing ideas | landing your clients | defining your target market | define your brand
■ FUTURE DIRECTIONS - amateur or pro | personality type | match your interests | practical tips for success | wedding photo gear in the future | computational photography | the end of the beginning | resurgence of film & retro | convergence of imaging devices
■ This course is suitable for intermediate to serious amateurs and pro photographers alike. If you are a beginner it is a pre-requisite you have to have done our 2 day Beginners course . If you are unsure about your competency in photography we have a simple photography competency test we will send you.
■ It's essential to have some background photography knowledge, the course is easy to understand, step by step procedures to teach you every facet of camera handling skills and compositional, lighting and a myriad of other techniques to become a competent wedding photographer
■ What is important is to have good camera gear. Whilst a cheap $500 DLSR is capable of taking good photographs, you need camera gear that reflects your commitment and professionalism to your craft and a bag of quality camera gear does just that. If you are looking to break into the wedding photography business and have not yet purchased any camera gear 0 we will send you a suggested camera gear list to reflect your commitment and budget. We also rent quality camera gear.
■ Any full or cropped frame DSLR camera or mirrorless camera is ideal. Full frame cameras with their bigger sensors will give better results in certain situations. For this course one DLSR or mirrorless camera is sufficient. For shooting weddings you also need a back up camera in case of equipment failure
■ We also suggest you have a quality compact such as a Sony RX100, Lumix LX100, Yashica, Fuji or equivalent. These are particularly good as back up cameras
■ The two main lenses in a wedding photographers camera bag would be a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm (preferably on its own dedicated full frame camera body), a wide angle such as a 16-35mm, a telephoto lens eg 70-300mm or a mid range lens (eg 24-105mm or a 24-120mm). A few prime lenses such as a 50mm f1.8 and a portrait 85mm f1.8 is an inexpensive addition to your kit
■ At least one external on-camera flash unit is essential to do this course. To shoot weddings you will need another one as a back up
■ We highly recommend you have a quality smartphone with at least one optical zoom lens. Great for air dropping samples of the shoot to anyone at the wedding (or wedding planner) or capable of taking a great portrait shot or a selfie in its own right. Also instant posting on social media sites
■ A sturdy tripod, U/V, polarising filters and a 5-in-1 reflector (a 42" one is a good size)
Focus 10 was out main photographer at all our corporate functions at Tyco when I was on Australia. We have recently purchased the
96o page Complete Professional Photography Course that Andrew co-authored with Code Lime Photography. Its a brilliant resource manual on everything photographic and our company is finding it useful.
"I just wanted to say that I really loved this weekend course and learnt a great deal. I appreciate you both sharing your photography knowledge and patience with us. Serena and Andrew were great instructors and injected lots of fun but at the same time kept the course at a great pace and ensured we all got something valuable out of it. I am really looking forward to the Wildflowers and Wilderness weekend in September!"
The course was great. Have done a few shoots since the course with some good results ( I Think. LOL). I’m ready to hit the ground running now. Thanks so much for all your help. The course was well worth it that’s for sure.
It was great to catch up with you this afternoon. I feel that doing your course was extremely beneficial and since then, using your tips, my confidence and ability with my camera has increase exponentially. Thank you so much for the information on the Indian photo processing lab. I hope that I'm able to get good at Photoshop and Lightroom but it's good to have them there as a back up just in case.
"Great beginners photo course Andrew. Thanks very much for helping me find my passion for photography again. I received lots of one and one attention. Cool seagull shoot with chips from Pier 4 and great you knew most of the stall holders in the Rocks market. I loved this course and learnt so much. I will be telling all my friends"
Andrew gave our staff training in how to get better social media shots on our smartphones in on location at our farms in Murrurundi NSW and Canungra QLD. The training was very concise and professional and he even gave us free lessons on flying his drone. We are certainly happy to recommend Focus 10 for photography for any training.
"The course was really helpful for our forthcoming jaunt around Asia. We'll take a look at the courses online and book something in (probably when we're back from Cambodia as we've only got a couple of weeks till we leave). These notes are terrific as well. I've already made a note to take a print out with me on our trip. Cheers,"
We have worked with Andrew for 19 years now and he is unfailingly reliable and always goes out of his way to help out our business. He have given us training in property photography and is always giving free advice on how we can further improve.
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